Education

  • BTech: Indian Institute of Technology, 1974
  • M.S.: Carnegie Mellon University, 1977
  • Ph.D.: Carnegie Mellon University, 1978

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Positions and Work Experience
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  • 1988-to Present,Professor,Chemical & Materials Engineering Department,University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH
  • 1984-1988,Associate Professor,Chemical & Materials Engineering Department,University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH
  • 1979-1984,Assistant Professor,Chemical & Materials Engineering Department,University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH
  • 1979-1979,Senior Scientist,Polaroid Corporation,Boston, MA
  • 1978-1979,Director,Industrial Control and Process Safety Center (ICAPS),Mellon Institute,Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1996-to Present,President,PRD Tech, Inc. is a “C” Corporation that specializes in providing turn-key odor treatment solutions to municipalities and industries. PRD Tech, Inc. also designs, builds, and supplies biotreatment systems for treating emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from various industries, such as food, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, chemical, wood products, etc.,PRD Tech, Inc.
  • 1979-to Present,Consultant to British Petroleum,Most of the consulting assignments have been in the area of odor treatment, odor dispersion and modeling, biotreatment of contaminants and landfills.,SOHIO, Procter and Gamble, City of Oregon, Ohio, etc.
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Research Grants
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  • PEG008UC, PTS WA 0-1307/10/2006-09/29/2007. Environmental Protection Agency. Berkely Pit Chemical Synthesis and Materials Production, PI, Closed.
  • OSP 0018006/01/1994-06/30/2003. Research Consortium. Biological Conversion of Sulfur Oxides and Nitrogen Oxide Present in Stack Gases Using an Entrained Pellet Process, PI, Closed.
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Other Publications
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  • Goncalves JJ, Govind, R. (2009). Enhanced biofiltration using cell attachment promoters. Environmental Science & Technology, 43, 1049-1054. .
  • Gonalves JJ, Govind, R. (2009). Analysis of biofilters using synthetic macroporous foam media.. AWMA Journal, 59, 834-844. .
  • Goncalves JJ, Govind, R. (2009). Rapid evaluation of biofilm attachment promoters and biofilm growth orientation using a micro-impedimetric device. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. , 143, 341-348. .
  • Govind, R, Ferguson, D. (2009). Reducing generation of biogenic hydrogen sulfide in sugar wastewaters. International Sugar Journal, 111 (1325), 278-284. .
  • Goncalves JJ, Govind, R. (2008). H2S abatement in a bioreactor packed with iron (III) foam media.. Chemosphere, 73, 1478-1483. .
  • Anim-Mensah, A.R., Krantz, W.B., Govind, R. (2008). Studies on polymeric nanofiltration-based water softening and the effect of anion properties on the softening process. European Polymer Journal , 44 (7), 2244-2252. .
  • Roe, A., Govind, R. (2008). Biofiltration for waste gas – Employing Nature’s way for cleaner air. Chemical Industry Digest , 104-108. .
  • Fang, Y., Govind, R. (2007). A convective flow biofilter for the biofiltration of contaminants at sub-low concentrations. Remediation, 95-107. .
  • Govind, R. (2007). The science of smell. Water and Wastewater News , 24-28. .
  • Narayan, S., Govind, R. (2005). Selection of bioreactor media for odor control. Biotechnology for Odor and Air Pollution Control , 65-99. .
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Recent Awards/Honors
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  • American Society of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • Air, Waste Management Association (AWMA)
  • Water Environment Federation (WEF)
  • Scientists Helping America,2002
  • Earth Day Award, Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company,1992,1994
  • Invited Keynote Speaker at International Conference on Membrane Reactors.Lyon, France,1994
  • Alfred Bodine Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers,1992
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Faculty Development Activities
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  • President(1996).
  • Partner(2005).
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Patents and Inventions
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  • ,0181444 A1 ,Nitric oxide sensor ,Bernstein, J., Govind, R. ,2007
  • ,7,279,103 B2 ,Process for the purification of acidic metal-bearing waste waters to permissible discharge levels with recovery of marketable metal products ,Burckle, J., Govind, R., Kawahara, F., Scharp, R., Tabak, H. ,2007
  • ,7,125,499 B2 ,Liquid crystal polymer technology chemicals and applications ,Ferguson, D., Govind, R. ,2006
  • ,6,737,041 B1 ,Non-ozone depleting vapocoolants ,Hussain, A.S., Govind, R. ,2004
  • ,5,690,109 ,Method of destructive noninvasive hyperpyrexia of tissues and organisms utilizing nuclear magnetic resonance ,Govind, R., Loomis, R.G. ,1997
  • ,4,713,091 ,Adsorption of gases by amine and phosphine complexed Mn(II) and compounds ,Govind, R. ,1987
  • ,4,668,255 ,Adsorption of gases by amine complexed Mn(II) ,Govind, R. ,1987
  • ,4,681,661 ,Dual distillation columns ,Govind, R. ,1987
  • ,4,615,770 ,Distillation column and process ,Govind, R. ,1986
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Service
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  • ,ABET College Committee ,Member(2004-to Present).
  • ,Curriculum Committee ,Member(2008-to Present).
  • ,Curriculum Committee ,Member(1998-to Present).
  • ,Chemical Engineering Dept. ,Director(2008-to Present).
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